The Seven Sages or Seven Wise Men is the name scholars give to seven famous lawgivers and thinkers active in Greece and Asia Minor ca. 600 B.C. These men were discussed in the works of philosophers such as Plato, who attributed famous maxims to them such as "know thyself" and "nothing in excess". The Seven Sages were Bias of Priene, Chilon, Cleobulus, Periander, Pittacus, Solon, and Thales of Miletus.